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MASON, Ohio - An Ohio amusement park has completed demolition of a troubled roller coaster last used in 2009.
Kings Island in Mason in southwest Ohio said Tuesday it brought down the coaster's 218-foot lift hill two months after work began.
The ride opened in 2000 and was billed as the world's tallest and fastest wooden coaster with a signature loop, but was idled repeatedly.
It closed for nearly a year for reconstruction after a 2006 accident injured more than two dozen people, then closed again after a woman reported being hurt in 2009.
Park officials considered options, then decided to give up on the ride.
After demolition began Kings Island sold plaques holding a piece of the track.
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